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Compaq R4000 not booting up correctly

When I turn on my computer, it comes up with this message: PXE-E61 Media Test failure check cable

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Sounds like your hard drive is disconnected or ya its trying to boot from a network

Posted on May 09, 2008


It is probably trying to boot up from a network. Press Esc at that point and see what happens.

Posted on Jan 18, 2008


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Pxe-e61: media test failure, check cable

The error PXE-E61: Media test failure usually means the hard disk has failed or the hard disk needs re-seating or the disk controller is faulty. First - re-seat the hard disk and reboot the computer. If the computer does not boot up then reboot and go into the BIOS configuration to see if the BIOS detects the hard drive. If it doesn't detect the hard drive then it could be faulty. Next - to check if the hard drive is faulty, remove the hard drive and insert it into an USB hard drive adapter and connect it to a working computer's USB port. If this computer cannot see it as an USB mass storage device and you cannot open the various folders and files on this drive, then this confirms the hard drive is faulty. Then the hard drive needs to be replaced in the computer/laptop, Windows installed and the computer or laptop's device drivers plus your programs etc. to get a functioning computer/laptop again.

Sep 22, 2012 | HP Compaq Presario R4000 Notebook


PXE-E61: Media Test Failure


My computer gets this message when I try to boot it:

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.


Your computer is set to boot from the network (PXE = Netboot).
Go to your BIOS and make sure you boot from your hard drive.


Shouldn't be enabled by default


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Pxe E61 Media Test Failure Check Cable

my server ph prolite doesn't start gives an error essage "PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable" the reboots after 5 seconds

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PXE-E61 : media test failure, check For Realtek RTL8101E/8102E PCI-E Ethernet Controller v1.06 (080222) PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.

The system is not finding any bootable media (Hard Drive) and is attempting to boot via the network card (PXE Boot) the error message is saying that there is not PXE network to boot from and it is exiting the process.
Generally, this is caused by a hard Drive failure. Reseat the drive and or drive connections and see if the system will find the hard drive.
Generally, a Hard drive failure

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Pxe e61 check cable message

"Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 082)
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation

For Realtek RTL8101E/8102E PCI-E Ethernet Controller v.105 (071227)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key"

sounds like a driver issue try to go to toshiba's website and download the latest drivers for the NIC card.

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Error Message: PXE-E61 Media Test Failure Check Cable

Try resetting the BIOS to the default settings and reboot

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Wile I am trying to boot it up it goes in to a loop


That error message usually refers to a hard disk failure. Your hard disk cable could be loose or faulty. Or, your hard drive would need to be replaced.

I'd suggest to check the cable and run your system's hardware diagnostics (often F2 or F12) when your system boots.

Hope this helps.

Nov 26, 2009 | Compaq Presario M2000 Notebook

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PXE-E61: media test failure check cable

"PXE-E61 Media Test Failure, System won't boot"
1.Go to Bios Settings
2.Remove LAN booting from booting options...For laptop ,type "X" on the LAN booting option.
3.Save The configuration(F10)
This Will Solve this problem

May 25, 2009 | Compaq Presario-Notebook 700 Series, 2500...

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PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

your e-machine is set to boot from the network (PXE = Netboot)

go to your BIOS and make sure you boot from your hard drive

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Error Message: PXE-E61 Media Test Failure Check Cable

Not always the Hard drive, boot into the bios setup utility and de-select network bootfrom the boot options. If it tries to network boot first you will always get that failure.

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